Beauty Regiment

Tom: Jess, you were talking before about getting your hair done.

Jess: Every month, I have my hair done. Well, every four to six weeks I have my hair done. I have highlights which is one color. They take small strands of the hair and color that so overall it looks like it’s more sunkissed, like it’s bleached in the sun.

But then I also get a low-light put through it, which is less harmful to the hair and gives more volume to the color if you have two colors, and that takes a long time to do. They wrap the hair they’re going to color in foil and it takes about half an hour for it to take effect and during that time they put a big…

I don’t know how to describe it really. It’s like a big helmet which releases hot air onto your hair, which speeds up the process of the coloring, so it’s quite long and drawn out.

I usually get through two or three magazines while that’s happening. And then they wash out all of the color, and I have a treatment to protect the hair because the color often makes it dry, so the colors kinds of… the treatments nourishing and moisturizing and they leave that on for about twenty minutes again so usually I fall asleep at that point, and then they’ll rinse your hair and then cut it and style it so anything between two and a half and four hours, so much more complex and longer than you’re half-an-hour short-back and sides.

Yeah, I have a whole monthly beauty regime. I also go and get my nails done and I have a manicure and a pedicure simultaneously to save time. And I love that. It always feels decedent to have one person working on your hands and another scrubbing away at your feet, and sometimes I’ll have like a matching polish which always makes me feel good.

What else do I have done every month? I try to go for a massage and a facial once a month. At the moment, I’m doing like a workout regime so I’m working out every day, so my muscles are aching a lot, especially when I stand up and sit down, so I’m going for special … what’s the word … ayurvedic. I’m not sure what the right word is: special massage where they really push down on your muscles and then I have a facial afterwards.

Yeah, I think that’s about it. I think that’s enough, no!

Tom: Well, I don’t envy all that time you spend! But you do look great.

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